Latino Town Hall & Day of the Dead Press Event

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By: Jason Carrillo, Edited By: MCA Team At the culmination of Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) was honored to host the state’s first Latino Town Hall! This event brought together Utah’s incredibly diverse Latin American community into a single unifying space, where all Utahns alike celebrated the cultures, resilience, and contributions of our …

Mosaic Narrative Series | Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month

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By: Jason Carrillo, Edited By: MCA Staff Every fall, Utah, and the United States as a whole, dedicates a month to honoring the contributions and legacy of our national Latinx & Hispanic communities! This diaspora has called Utah home for centuries, therefore being monumental and essential in our state and nation’s construction and accomplishments. In celebration of Latinx & Hispanic …

Director and Senior Advisor Spotlight | Nubia Peña: Leading for “One Utah”

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By: Jason Carrillo, Edited By: Claudia Loayza Our team at the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) has been passionately dedicated to serving our diverse statewide communities since its inception a decade ago. Our programs center around the pillars of youth leadership, training resources & development, community engagement and policy & research. Our work requires a team effort, but capable …

Magnify Utah Project Featured on KRCL – RadioACTive

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This August, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) was featured on KRCL’s RadioACTive, the station’s weekly program that focuses on community affairs and conversations supplemented by appropriately themed playlists. MCA’s own Planning Policy and Engagement Coordinator, Claudia Loayza, and Development & Program Specialist, Rozanna Benally-Sagg, were invited to announce and celebrate the Magnify Utah project! The “Magnify Utah” project …

MOSAIC NARRATIVES SERIES | MAGNIFY UTAH

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The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) is excited to launch the Magnify Utah project! “Magnify Utah” is a compilation of stories, people, and places featuring StoryMaps, an asset mapping directory, & multicultural placemaking principles. It will also invite community members and leaders to contribute stories and information, so that we can all better magnify and share the diversifying story …

“Your Journey is Yours” | 2022 LEAD Rural Utah

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This summer, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) hosted the LEAD (Lead, Empowerment, And Development) Rural Utah event! This free and virtual program was held for students attending school in rural Utah, an essential region and population that has always teemed with potential and this program focused on supporting students in addressing unique challenges rural communities face. Every year, …

Equity Highlight | Leah Lobato, Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities & Business Relations

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By: Claudia Loayza There is impactful work to expand opportunity going on in state government! So much so that the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs has been inspired to create regular Equity Highlights to be featured on our blog to create a platform for leaders, organizations, and state partners to share their vision of a more inclusive, thriving, and opportunity-filled …

A Legacy of Celebration | 2022 Utah Asian Festival

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By: Jason Carrillo Edited by Claudia Loayza & Jenny Hor Asian Americans have been essential in building and securing the success of our state, and the diverse groups who make up this community continue to thrive and have a strong legacy of celebration through the annual Utah Asian Festival! This event—characterized by performances, delectable food, and an intense showcasing of …

Mosaic Narratives Series | Pride Month

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By Jason Carrillo Edited by Claudia Loayza & Maegan Castleton In June we celebrated Pride Month! This is the time when communities across the country celebrate the identities and accomplishments of their LGBTQIA+ family, friends, neighbors, and— most importantly— themselves! At the conclusion of Pride Month, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) was honored to host a public conversation …

Mosaic Narratives Series | New Americans: Immigrant Heritage Month & World Refugee Day

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By Jason Carrillo Edited by Claudia Loayza & Jenny Hor The Utah story is the immigrant story, which is why the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) was incredibly excited to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month and World Refugee Day back in June! Most Americans carry immigrant heritage, and like their predecessors, contemporary migrant communities have proven integral and necessary in …

Sharing the Gift of Literacy | A Cross-Agency Partnership

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By Jason Carrillo Edited by Claudia Loayza Libraries are important! They are free public institutions and anchor literacy and other services in our communities. They serve as centers of community engagement and are investments in future school success and economic sustainability! However, a library cannot operate without its books, and book supply and libraries themselves can be difficult to access …

Celebrating 10 Years of Service: Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs’ Continuing Legacy

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By Jason Carrillo Edited by Claudia Loayza This June, the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) excitedly hosted a Community Reception Breakfast in celebration of its 10 year anniversary! We took this time as an opportunity to not only reflect on the past decade’s milestones and achievements, but also to honor our community partners who have passionately worked to create …